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    Thanks for all the feedback - I THINK the datafeed now contains everything everyone wanted.

    Fields are:

    item # - Our stock number

    Name - name of product

    URL to product

    Price - selling price

    Retail Price

    URL to image

    URL to thumbnail image

    Commission - based on 10% but remember ABW members can earn 50% more - see offer under Exclusive offers thread

    Category - these are Shareasale numbers

    SubCategory - these are Shareasale numbers

    Description

    SearchTerms - only a start - create your own - I have a list I use at :
    http://www.loveleaf.net/ts/fac.html
    at bottom of page

    Status

    Your MerchantID - Toledo Sword's Shareasale Merchant Id

    date product added

    date product retired

    Shareasale Link - affiliate link to product page just replace user ID with YOUR affiliate ID or I get the commissions

    Shareasale Product Id - SAS's product id number

    Category - in english example: sword

    Subcategory - in english example: medieval

    Link to subcategory page - for those who don't want to link to the individual product page


    I think this finalizes the format , but nothing is written in stone , except the 10 Commandments

    Will now concentrate on adding more products , if this format pleases everyone.

    Data Feed can be downloaded at :

    http://www.loveleaf.net/sword/af_ideas.html
    (towards bottom of page) or at:
    http://216.7.161.139/sword/datafeed.html
    or from Shareasale. The feed from SAS some affiliates have complained about containing format errors , so you are welcomed to download at the Toledo Swords site.

    Let me know what you think.

    All the Best,

    Cliff

    Toledo Swords - Collectible Heirloom Armory
    http://www.toledoswords.com

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    Just joined up Cliff. I have been waiting for the feed to arrive. I will PM you my site when it is complete.

    Just one quick question. Why don't you guys use your domain name toledoswords.com when browsing your site. Why the IP address?

    Bsnrjones

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    Good work, Cliff.

    Mr.Merchant, if you do business in any way what-so-ever with parasites, your products will not be sold on my sites!!

    Farewell, CJ! I loved you when you were young and pure. I will try to remember you that way. Disclaimer: Comments are to be interpreted as opinion unless otherwise noted.

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    Cliff,

    Does this mean you are only with ShareSales now? If it does let me know so I can join yet another network (kidding) but I do need to join them if that’s where you’re going to be. I want to sell a product my husband buys all the time!

    Your feed looks exceptional, it has many options and all the information a person can use.

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    The shareasale category and subcategory names and the normal category and subcategory field names are the same.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bsnrjones:
    Just joined up Cliff. I have been waiting for the feed to arrive. I will PM you my site when it is complete.

    Just one quick question. Why don't you guys use your domain name toledoswords.com when browsing your site. Why the IP address?

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I use the Ip address because the Toledo Swords site is actually a sub directory of my main site. The actual address is http://www.loveleaf.net/sword

    I am not looking for my sales force to advertise the loveleaf.net site and name , that would not be fair.

    There were a few reasons why I set it up that way , whether they were right or wrong I do not know. But basically , I bought into Toledo Swords in July. The then toledoswords.com site was an info site for wholesale. To expedite the transfer to a retail site I made it a sub directory of loveleaf.net. It also immediately gave TS the benefit of loveleaf's high S.E. rankings.
    The plans are by spring to actually start a generalswords.com or generalsword.com site and domain. Toledo Swords will then migrate to it's own domain as a sister to General Sword(s) with a few other sisters. Toledo Swords will be the high end , sisters will be specific categories which will include a budget line , custom armory , movie related etc. I won't need to worry about S.E. rankings then as I will have our sales force out ranking me by then (hopefully) as that is part of THEIR job.
    The reason for the expansion of price and topic sites is to increase the conversion rates and array of products offered to allow the sales force to fully capitalize on this huge market.

    The marketing plan is similar to that in the auto industry. Right now TS is the Cadillac , but most people buy Chevrolets (budget). Some want Corvettes (specific) etc. Right now there is a very low conversion rate on a term like "sword" ( same as would be on "car" if all you offered were Cadillacs) This plan will increase conversion and sales.

    Cliff

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SandraR:
    Cliff,

    Does this mean you are only with ShareSales now? If it does let me know so I can join yet another network (kidding) but I do need to join them if that’s where you’re going to be. I want to sell a product my husband buys all the time!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    No I am STILL with CJ , and will continue there also. SAS is just another option for those who prefer it over CJ.

    SAS offers us the ability to have a Two-Tier program , which we do. Offers more banner selection without extra costs. Allows product links without the extra cost.

    You are welcomed to join program through CJ , and use the datafeed. But I am NOT going to add a field for the CJ affiliate links , at this time. ( don't know exactly how without going to the advanced option and creating them one by one )


    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
    Your feed looks exceptional, it has many options and all the information a person can use.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Thanks , I hoped it met YOUR needs as well as everyone else's. It exhausted me putting it together. I fell asleep right after the original post , couldn't even remember when I slept last , that is why I am late in getting back here.

    Bright eyed and bushy taled now.

    Cliff

    Toledo Swords - Collectible Heirloom Armory
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    Great job Cliff

    Uh, what network is "Midnight Café?"

    Fred

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by qball©:
    The shareasale category and subcategory names and the normal category and subcategory field names are the same.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Don't understand the comment.
    Columns I and J on the feed are the SAS category fields , 10 = Gifts , 82 = collectibles . These are needed when we upload to SAS.
    Our categories , in english , are columns S and T. Where an item might be Category Sword Sub-category Ceremonial or Dagger - Roman , etc. These fields were specifically asked for by affiliates.

    I don't see how they are the "same"

    Cliff

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    Cliff,

    I can still use the sharesale feed and convert the links to CJ links. But I’ve decided to give the sharesale network a try.

    I am almost finished with 2 more new sites; hopefully I will be finished by tonight. Upon completion I will be building my GiftGoodies site, I want this site to be exclusive to unique gift ideas. Hum Guess where you’re products are going!

    I am so eager to place your products; as soon as I get the site up and running I will send you a link for your review.

    Thanks for all your help!

    SandraR

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    Sandra,

    Look foward to your site. And welcome aboard.

    I decided to try and add CJ links to the feed.

    Did a few , can you PLEASE tell me if I am doing it correctly ?

    Very tedious , so would APPRECIATE to know if I am doing it correctly before I continue.

    THANKS

    Cliff

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    Cliff,

    Ading the CJ links is silly easy, al you have to do is add;

    This is your MIAN CJ URL
    http://www.qksrv.net/click-PID-10296745

    Simply add it to the front of all links:
    http://www.qksrv.net/click-PID-10296...html&sid=190-O

    In other words do a find and replace of

    Find
    http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sharesale

    Replace all with
    http://www.qksrv.net/click-PID-10296...Fwww.sharesale


    That has a lot to do with why I like CJ

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SandraR:
    Cliff,

    Ading the CJ links is silly easy, al you have to do is add;

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Easy for YOU. Took me last few hours learning how to figure it out.
    "replace" "find" was easy enough
    how to append each part of link to the whole was problem. Finally learned how to do it with the "Concatenate" function.

    Best thing , IMO , is to leave the few examples of cj links to the thumbnails in the feed. If an affiliate , whose a newbie like me wants , I now know how to create whatever kinds of links he/she needs.

    Thanks for your help. Saved me days of time , and I would never have known how to easily ( now ) create different links.

    All the Best,

    Cliff

    Toledo Swords - Collectible Heirloom Armory
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by cinst:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by qball©:
    The shareasale category and subcategory names and the normal category and subcategory field names are the same.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Don't understand the comment.
    Columns I and J on the feed are the SAS category fields , 10 = Gifts , 82 = collectibles . These are needed when we upload to SAS.
    Our categories , in english , are columns S and T. Where an item might be Category Sword Sub-category Ceremonial or Dagger - Roman , etc. These fields were specifically asked for by affiliates.

    I don't see how they are the "same"

    Cliff

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    When I looked at it with webmerge, the field names were the same. So it looks like two category fields and two subcategory fields.

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    Qball

    The datafeed you get from SAS is as you describe - the one from CINST's link at the top of this thread is more complete

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Radegast:
    Qball

    The datafeed you get from SAS is as you describe - the one from CINST's link at the top of this thread is more complete

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Yes , I've had complaints about the feed you download at SAS. Errors , etc. But I don't control that feed.

    That is why I took the time to put a more complete feed on site , and hopefully error free. ( if someone finds errors , let me know , as well as any suggestions )

    Not knowing much about "using" datafeeds ( you guys are way ahead of me on the tech stuff ) You might have to delete certain columns on our feed as being extra ( like cj example links , SAS category , etc )

    All the Best,

    Cliff

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
    When I looked at it with webmerge, the field names were the same. So it looks like two category fields and two subcategory fields.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Took care of , problem. Just renamed my category/sub to CategoryWord and SubCategoryWord

    Thanks for input.

    All the Best,
    Cliff

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